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BluesFan 10-31-2017 09:30 AM

Front end head shake
 
Moderate, really, speeds.

Both hands off the bars and I get a shake.

Bars oscillating.


Stops the instant I apply any touch.

Ideas?

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Backroad Mike 10-31-2017 09:32 AM

Tire cupping or head bearing adjustment. Mine is typically a result of cupping.

Fe Butte 10-31-2017 10:31 AM

Got rid of that on my '06 RG when I tightened the head bearings to the tight end of the, head bearing, swing away adjustment. Grease them up first via the grease zerk fitting. Then adjust.


Mine was shaking at any speed below forty MPH.

Dinero 10-31-2017 10:32 AM

Mine was the front tire.

vafatboy 10-31-2017 10:36 AM

Front tire if cupped or worn.

Fe Butte 10-31-2017 10:59 AM

New or cupped front tire, mine did it.

dzlfitr 10-31-2017 02:56 PM

mine was the bearings.
Tightened them up to specs, and
no more wobble.


Do you hear a thud when rolling slow (walking speed)
and applying front brake hard?

Fe Butte 10-31-2017 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dzlfitr (Post 1504570)
mine was the bearings.
Tightened them up to specs, and
no more wobble.


(Yup!):whistling:


Do you hear a thud when rolling slow (walking speed)
and applying front brake hard?






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MrSurly 10-31-2017 06:15 PM

Air up the front tire.

Bone Stockman 11-01-2017 07:39 PM

38/42. Check for cupping.

dynageno 11-02-2017 03:20 PM

Air first.

BluesFan 11-02-2017 11:18 PM

Thanks.

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